the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

The Bright Green Community Trust Fund 2019

The Bright Green Community Trust (BGCT), has been launched to provide grant funding for projects, across the Holme Valley Parish and the Graveship of Holme. This fund has been set up by HoTTWind@Longley Ltd, a community benefit society that operates a wind turbine which supplies green electricity to Longley Farm, near Holmfirth.

The fund will ensure that the community wind turbine, whilst having obvious environmental benefits, will also provide significant benefits to local people. The BGCT Fund will be administered by One Community, the Community Foundation for Kirklees.

 

LAST YEAR, 8 LOCAL GROUPS RECEIVED FUNDING:

1st Holme Valley Scouts received £1,999 to create a wild community growing area.

Fairandfunky received £900 to help with the cost of a smoothie bike and school workshops with the bike.

Friends of Hade Edge School received funding of £2,000 to purchase equipment to establish forest school activities.

Holmfirth Methodist Church received £2,272 to install energy saving LED lighting, inside and outside the church.

Holmfirth Tech Ltd were awarded £2,700 to fund replacement lighting.

Holmfirth Transition Town HoTT were awarded £1,523 to cover the costs of producing and distributing 100 leaflets, which provide recycling advice.

St John’s Church received £2,700 to replace old halogen lighting, with new energy efficient LED lighting.

Thongsbridge Tennis and Fitness Club were awarded £2,000 to install a replacement lighting system.

 

MAKING AN APPLICATION

1. Make sure your project is located in this area: Please click here to view a map of the beneficial area, (illustrated by the blue border line).

2. Before completing your application, please click on the 'Calculating & Reducing Carbon Emissions' image (below). This opens a 2-page pdf document, in a separate window), which explains how you can calculate and reduce carbon emissions.

3. You will need to explain how your project will reduce carbon emissions in section 2 of your online application form.

4. Funding must directly benefit local community projects and initiatives, such as:

  • Projects that have clear environmental benefits
  • Community food growing projects
  • Energy efficiency or saving projects
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Educational projects with a sustainability angle
  • Projects that reduce or prevent pollution
  • Projects that alleviate fuel poverty, by reducing energy consumption
  • Carbon reduction projects that involve or promote biodiversity or conservation work
  • Sustainability projects 

5. All projects must be community-based, reduce carbon emissions and contribute towards a more sustainable future for the Holme Valley community.

**Before completing your application, please read this document, which explains how you can calculate and reduce carbon emissions.**

Applications are invited up to £3,000 (and can also be part of a contribution towards a higher cost project). Larger grants may, in exceptional circumstances, be awarded at the discretion of the grants panel. Projects must be within the Holme Valley Parish boundary, (incorporating the Graveship of Holme), see the map on the One Community website.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are required to explain how their project will reduce carbon emissions, directly or indirectly. If you would like some help with thinking about this please contact Holmfirth Transition Town at info@hott.org.uk 

THIS FUND OPENS AGAIN IN MAY, 2019.